I seem to have forgotten the old ways.
Today, I had a day off. Actually, today was the beginning of my last chain of days off for the year, before the holiday season hits at my job.
I’d told myself I was going to start off with a ton of work. I wound up doing 400 words and a bit of editing on a different project.
The thing is . . . my third eye was opened when I realized that a simple change made the writing became easy.
See, when I have a day off, I sit on my couch, with my laptop. Starting to write turns into a wash of distractions. Make coffee. Check gaming news. What’s up on Twitter? Youtube! . . . I had a few false starts.
And then I picked up my note pad and walked to a different room.
Immediately, the words came. And it made me remember the old ways. 30 Days 1, writing at different spots all over New York. The searching for a spot was always time consuming and there were just the days when I wasn’t having it, but I remember coming out of that experience thinking, “I have to write outside. It’s the only way I can get things done.” Two years later, I’m convinced there’s no one way to write anything–outlines work, but eyeballing scenes also works; typing at a computer was my bible, but 80% of my current words on H&T were done freehand–so, my reflex is to challenge the writing outside thing.
But I think that a nice alternative… would be sticking with that note pad. Maybe
buying a new one using one of the countless spare notebooks I have as a dedicated H&T draft book. One that I can just grab, walk to another room with, and write–away from my computer and my PS4.
We’ll see how it goes tomorrow.
Words for the Day: 400
NaNoWriMo Total: 2,865